Lorraine Kisselburgh is the inaugural Chair of ACM’s global Technology Policy Council, where she oversees technology policy engagement in the US, Europe, and other global regions. Drawing on 100,000 computer scientists and professional members, ACM’s public policy activities provide nonpartisan technical expertise to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the general public about technology policy issues, including the 2017 Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability and the 2020 Principles for Facial Recognition Technologies.
In 2018 she was Scholar in Residence at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C., coordinating the development of the University Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence, a framework grounded in human rights protection. She also served on ACM’s Code of Ethics Task Force (2018), and is a member of the EPIC Advisory Board. At Purdue University, she is a fellow in the Center for Education and Research in Information Security, lecturer in Discovery Park, and former professor of media, technology, and society. Her research focuses on the social implications of emerging technologies, including privacy, ethics, collaboration, and leadership. Funded by the National Science Foundation, she developed a framework to enhance ethical reasoning skills of STEM researchers, recognized by the National Academy of Engineering. She has been awarded the inaugural Faculty Scholar in the Butler Center for Leadership, a Service Learning Faculty Fellow, Diversity Faculty Fellow, and received the Violet Haas Award for efforts on behalf of women.